The incidental tourist: getting fresh with crocs on Lake Argyle

The bigger the smile, the more dangerous. “Just like humans,” a passenger quips, interrupting our tour guide’s patter about behavioural differences between the pointy-nosed freshwater variety of crocodiles and their broad-jawed saltwater cousins. Another passenger highlights a linguistic oddity — salties are called man-eaters but history suggests they are not fussy about the … [Read More...]

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Australians rank travel over property in new survey

The ultimate Australian dream has been identified in the latest Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management Hopes and Dreams Survey.The survey analyses the hopes and dreams of over 6,500 Australians in an aim to better understand the nation’s financial goals and priorities. Although the results differ substantially between states and … [Read More...]

The rise of coastal cruising

Cruising in the coastal waters of North America is starting to gain attention as more companies enter the market and introduce new ships to the long overlooked niche.Small, domestic ships are plying the bays, sounds and islands in New England, Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound and the Canadian Maritimes and docking in fresh, less-visited … [Read More...]

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES CELEBRATES DELIVERY OF FIRST OCEAN SHIP

Los Angeles (March 30, 2015) – Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced it took delivery of Viking Star, marking the company’s official arrival into the ocean cruise industry. The delivery ceremony took place on March 28 when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard outside of … [Read More...]

VIKING RIVER CRUISES CHRISTENS 12 NEW SHIPS

LONG-SERVING VIKING EMPLOYEES HONORED AS GODMOTHERS FOR NEW SHIPSLos Angeles (March 24, 2015) – Marking another year of impressive growth, Viking River Cruises today welcomed the newest additions to its fleet of river cruise vessels at a simultaneous christening ceremony in Amsterdam and Rostock, Germany. … [Read More...]